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Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center

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Address: 1311 Gilkey Run Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004-2201
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+1 502-337-1000
12:00 - 16:00
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Heaven Hill Distillery Bourbon Heritage Center is a 4-time Visitor...

Heaven Hill Distillery Bourbon Heritage Center is a 4-time Visitor Attraction of the Year winner. Enjoy the art of making whiskey on one of our tours, as our Bourbon hosts guide you through the history of Bourbon, introduce you to the Heaven Hill family, and lead you through an educational tasting of American Whiskey mashbills.

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I love the smell of bourbon in the morning!

A short drive off of the Bluegrass Parkway, this gem offers both an historic lesson on the area and how bourbon is made as well as a friendly staff who desire to share the rich... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A short drive off of the Bluegrass Parkway, this gem offers both an historic lesson on the area and how bourbon is made as well as a friendly staff who desire to share the rich tradition of Heaven's Hill. While there is no distillery on the grounds at this location (it is actually in Louisville, KY) the entire processes is... More 

Thank Dewayne P
Dayton, Ohio
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Heaven Hill Bourbon Heritage Center is an awesome place to taste quality bourbon. Very different type of tour. You have time to taste some really good bourbon and discuss bourbon with your friends and others in the tasting. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Fairdude60
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great experience tasting the smooth bourbon on the connoisseur tour. Herb was a fantastic tour guide and very energetic and knowledgeable. Enjoyed tasting the 18 year aged bourbon and seeing the difference that the aging process makes.

Thank Brandon B
Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was by far our favorite of all eight distilleries we visited. From the moment you walk into the Heritage Center, you are transported back in time in this gorgeous building with a historical timeline, lots of photos, old tools, interesting anecdotes, and anything that has shaped the bourbon industry over the years in Kentucky. Fascinating - we stayed a... More 

Thank kmmtth
Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With all of the distilleries we visited, this one was the worst and was the most expensive ($12) for their regular tour. Their distillation process is actually at another location so all they could show us it their barrel house. Also, all of their whiskey that we had at the tasted was crap. Waste of time and money.

Thank SassyCowgirl77
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we wanted to "do" the bourbon trail, but we aren't very organized. we saw a sign for the bourbon heritage center and figured we'd buy a bottle and call it done. i figured it was a some tourist trap. we saw all these ugly buildings We arrived toward the end of the day. we signed up for a tour and... More 

Thank Steven S
Princeton, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have three different tours from 40 min to 3hr. We took the 40min tour. You will get the history of the Distillery and some education on distilling Bourbon in the tasting room.

Thank Charlie W
Cambridge, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Heritage Center mid-day on a Monday, and it was not very busy, which was really nice. We took the $10 tour which included the typical historic and product information that you will hear on every distillery tour, but also included a walk through one of the large rick-houses. You really get a sense of how large they... More 

Thank Dianna H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The only reason I give 2 stars is Andy Embry, the Guest Services Coordinator. That is it. He was super patient, went out of his way to respond to numerous emails/phone calls. Provided wonderful information regarding what my options were. Tremendous representative of the brand. I was very excited to visit, I loved the stuff. Notice LOVED, I won't purchase... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Susan was a great tour guide on April 15, 2017! Very knowledgeable! Thank you for sharing the story!

Thank Divya C

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